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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Martha's Vineyard Restaurants!

So, I did it...
I graduated!
It's been a long and challenging journey,
but it's all over now! (until I go to graduate
school in the fall for library science, that is!)

With summer vacation technically in progress 
for me now, I can finally focus all my attention on 
my Martha's Vineyard trip coming up in less than 
three weeks! I can't believe how close it is...
and to think, I planned this all in January!

So, about my trip...
to answer some of your questions from my last post,
I will be staying at the beautiful Victorian Inn 
in Edgartown from June 13th to 18th
The Victorian Inn on South Water Street
I am so excited about this stay, not only because it was rated
the best bed and breakfast in Edgartown by Trip Adviser,
but because of it's impeccable location (views of the ocean,
and a stone's throw away from main street... wonderful)!

But the inn wasn't the only thing I planned months in advance, I
also planned the restaurants we'll be dining in at each specific night.
I'm sure many of you recall that I did the same exact thing for my
 Cape Cod/Nantucket trip last year... so, as you can see,
excessive planning seems to be my forte!

Anyways, with that being said, I thought I'd show you these MV restaurants,
and give you an idea of what my stomach is in for this summer!

♥1st Night♥
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"This famous Colonial pub can be found at the base of The Kelley House in the heart of the village of Edgartown. Built in 1742, The Kelley House is one of the oldest buildings on Martha's Vineyard. This rich history and genuine Colonial character is most evident at The Newes with its original rough-hewn beams, ballast brick walls and warm hearth.
The menu is a unique blend of American and British pub food and features local favorites such as: Chip Shop Curry Fries, Bangers & Mash, Roquefort Stilettos and world-famous Fish & Chips."


♥2nd Night♥
The Seafood Shanty

"The Seafood Shanty Restaurant is located on 31 Dock Street in Edgartown, next to the Memorial Wharf. Relax and enjoy your favorite wine or cocktail while you take in the exquisite view of Edgartown Harbor from our dining room or outdoor deck."


♥3rd Night♥
Lure Grill

"Reminiscent of outdoor barbecues and summer family gatherings, Lure Grill exemplifies 'Island-Inspired, Wood-Fired' cooking over applewood and mesquite woods, which provide a sweet, subtle flavor to the food they prepare. Lure Grill works closely with local farmers, growers, and fishermen in order to provide the freshest, in-season ingredients available.
There is a complimentary, sunset water taxi available from Edgartown to Lure Grill, which is offered Monday — Saturday in-season.  Ample parking is also available.  The restaurant serves dinners in a casual setting, and also features a relaxing lounge and outdoor deck - complete with an Atlantic Ocean view. It is cozy enough for a romantic dinner and friendly enough for the entire family."


I'm looking most forward to this restaurant,
mainly because of their sunset water taxi!
"Enjoy the most spectacular views of Edgartown and Chappaquiddick from the harbor – and it’s free – when you take the boat directly to Lure Grill... The 25-minute boat trip travels through sheltered Katama Bay.  See spectacular estates and the harbor not visible from any road!""

♥4th Night♥
The Black Dog Tavern

"This island landmark—which is more popular with tourists than locals—lies just steps from the ferry terminal in Vineyard Haven. In July and August, the wait for breakfast (with an expansive omelet assortment) can be as much as an hour from 8 am on. Why? Partly because the ambiance inside—roaring fireplace, dark-wood walls, maritime memorabilia, and a grand view of the water—makes everyone feel so at home. The menu is heavy on local fish, chowders, and chops." 


Okay, I admit it... I can be a little touristy! 

♥5th Night♥
The Atlantic Fish & Chophouse

"The Atlantic Fish & ChopHouse... is a neighborhood restaurant devoted to offering quality food, exceptional service and a festive nightlife. Our professional and friendly staff will take great care of you as you enjoy the freshest seafood, USDA prime steaks, by Allen Brothers, since 1863, tasty appetizers, soups, salads, and an extensive wine list.
Our stunning view of Edgartown Harbor will enchant you, but the food, service and entertainment will keep you coming back for more. We look forward to welcoming you for lunch, dinner, drinks and entertainment."


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So there you have it...
My upcoming Martha's Vineyard dining experience!
I don't know about you,
but now I'm starving!

Friday, May 13, 2011

B&B Friday (Martha's Vineyard!)

Good afternoon, everyone, and Happy Friday the 13th!
Hope none of you walked under any ladders, 
or broke any mirrors today! Hehe.

Well, it's just about official-- after taking my last 
final on Monday, I will finally be a college graduate!
I'm so excited and relieved at the same time :)

And with graduation gears my new focus onto summertime,
and particularly, my trip to Martha's Vineyard next month!

So, I thought, since it's Friday, I'd make a B&B
Friday post especially centered on that very island.
Perhaps I'll inspire some of you to take a trip there soon too! ♥

 The Crocker House
(Vineyard Haven)

"The Crocker House Inn is an 8 bedroom bed and breakfast on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Located on a quiet residential side street just a 3 minute walk to town and a 6 minute walk from the ferry. Close to everything yet located on a quiet side street. MUCH quieter than other locations. Full private baths, cable flat screen TV's, stereo's with CD, A/C and FULL breakfast each morning. Come and enjoy the open air porch with water views from the porch. Enjoy the best Crocker Chip Cookies!"

Rates: $265-425

The Tivoli Inn
(Oak Bluffs)

"The Tivoli inn is a beautiful Victorian gingerbread house with lots of charm and a clean and friendly atmosphere. Walking distance to town shops, restaurants, nightlife, beach, public transportation, and seasonal ferry terminals. Located in a residential setting over-looking Hiawatha Park. Complimentary continental breakfast buffet served on the lovely wrap around porch."

Rates: $85-275

The Charlotte Inn

"At the heart of Martha’s Vineyard, the former haunt of whale hunters, you’ll find a captain’s house in the traditional British style. Built in 1864 for Samuel Osborne, a famous merchant, the Charlotte Inn transports you to another time; you can’t help but be swept away by its romantic atmosphere. The staff, alert to the smallest detail, cultivates a deliciously old-fashioned elegance and courtesy. The suites decorated with antique lamps and silk or linen fabrics are exquisite. Between one iced tea and the next on the flower-filled patio, discover the beautiful island including its renowned lighthouses and beaches, ideal for swimming and sailing."

Rates: $325-1000

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